One-shot percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation vs. transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for low back pain: Comparison of therapeutic effects

Ru Lan Hsieh, Wen Chung Lee

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摘要

Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effects of one shot of low-frequency percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation vs. one shot of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in patients with low back pain. Design: In total, 133 low back pain patients were recruited for this randomized, control study. Group 1 patients received medication only. Group 2 patients received medication plus one shot of percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Group 3 patients received medication plus one shot of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Therapeutic effects were measured using a visual analog scale, body surface score, pain pressure threshold, and the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale. Results: Immediately after one-shot treatment, the visual analog scale improved 1.53 units and the body surface score improved 3.06 units in the percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation group. In the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation group, the visual analog scale improved 1.50 units and the body surface score improved 3.98 units. The improvements did not differ between the two groups. There were no differences in improvement at 3 days or 1 wk after the treatment among the three groups. Conclusions: Simple one-shot treatment with percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation provided immediate pain relief for low back pain patients. One-shot transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation treatment is recommended due to the rarity of side effects and its convenient application.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)838-843
頁數6
期刊American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
81
發行號11
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 11月 1 2002
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 復健
  • 健康職業 (全部)
  • 骨科和運動醫學
  • 物理治療、運動療法和康復

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